In Your Neighbourhood
Spanish Town Primary shine ahead of 'Champs'
Spanish Town Primary showed their main rivals that they will be a strong force at this year's INSPORT Primary Athletic champs next month after solid performances at the recent Portmore Healthcare Track and Field meet at G.C. Foster College.
Spanish Town Primary topped the meet with a combined score of 206.5 points. Also doing well were defending primary champions Naggo Head Primary (177) for second place, and Greater Portmore Primary (94) taking third spot.
The sectional awards were shared among Spanish Town Primary, Greater Portmore Primary, Naggo Head and Buff Bay Primary.
The overall female champion was Buff Bay's Thieanna-Lee Terrelonge, a Class One athlete, with 23 points .
There was a three-way tie for the overall champ as Robert Miller of Greater Portmore, Tristan Watson of Naggo Head, and Tahj Marques Whyte of Spanish Town Primary all scored points.
Spanish Town's victory charge was led by class two sprint king Tahj Marques Whyte, with a 100m, 200m double with times of 12.68 and 26.82 seconds, while Naggo Head's Shanique Bartley dominated class four girls', winning the 100m in a good time of 14.28 seconds.
Robert Miller of Greater Portmore Primary was the outstanding boy at the meet, winning the class three 150m in an astonishing 19.10 seconds, he was followed by Spanish Town's Nickoy Bramwell 19.19 and another Greater Portmore Primary athlete, Dyshom Salmon, 19.46.
Classic outgunned in mid-season final
A youthful Spring Village United team created a major upset as they outgunned veteran club Caribbean Classic in the Jamaica Domino Council Association Dragon Stout-sponsored Domino League at Red Stripe recently. Spring Village won 300-287.
Alligator Pond, Los Perfectos in Manchester semis
Alligator Pond and Los Perfectos have confirmed their semi-final spots in the Mikael Phillips-sponsored Manchester Major League.
Despite dropping points for the second time after playing to a 1-1 draw with Technical Strikers, Alligator Pond sit pretty at the top on 23 points. Two rounds in the preliminary section are left to be completed and the leaders still have a game in hand.
Los Perfectos are just a point behind but have just one game in hand. They had a see-saw week in which they lost to Villa 2-1 before rebounding to defeat Comfort 2-0. This was achieved with a double strike from Christopher Campbell.
Mile Gully, who are third in the standings on 15 points, will cement their place if they can collect another three points from their two remaining games. The biggest jump in the last two rounds has been made by Villa; they first defeated Los Perfectos before blanking relegation-bound Old England 3-0. They now have 13 points and a great chance of making the semi-final cut.
Prime make bright start in Jamalco Open Netball
Prime trounced Portland Cottage 37-9 in round-robin action of the Jamalco Open Netball league last weekend. Their dominance of the game was emphasised by half-time as Tamoy Latty and Annakay Black combined to lift their team to 19-2.
Wing attack Tania Hyman said the team was motivated by a feature on their team in The Gleaner last Saturday. They had struggled to make an impression on the opening day of competition, which featured a rally with all the competing teams. Hyman also revealed that last weekend's big win has also improved attendance and effort at training.
JFF secretary, Clarendon Netball hail the late Pat Anderson
Current Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) general secretary, Dalton Wint, and league director of the Clarendon Netball Association, Winston Nevers, have issued special condolences following the death of the much-loved former local sports administrator Pat Anderson earlier this week.
Wint, who served as president of the Manchester FA for three terms until last year, said he could always call on Anderson, whom he remembers as 'Uncle Bunny', for encouragement and support.
"As a president, I always respected his experience and his consolatory way of looking at some issues I had in Manchester. He always supported the sitting president, and personally, I always reserved a spot on our annual programme where he could speak to the audience, but he was not able to do so last year as he was too weak."
Wint also disclosed that he accompanied JFF President Michael Ricketts last year to Anderson's home in Fine Grass, Walderston, where they spent a day with him.
Nevers, the chief organiser for netball competitions in Clarendon, said Anderson always had a special place in his heart. "He was a top man, and a good man to have in your corner whenever you are organising any netball thing, especially in Manchester. I would look forward to seeing and just chatting with him."
New Green, Central United unbeaten in Jamalco Division One
New Green stunned Studs 1-0 in midweek to maintain their unbeaten run after two matches in the Jamalco-sponsored Manchester Division One competition.
Former multiple Major League champion and Super League campaigners, New Green, are trying to get back to the top tier after a disappointing drop four years ago. They have six points from two games and are second in the standings to Central United, who have nine points from their three games.
Starz Academy also gained a win from this week's action, outscoring Mandeville United 4-2. The game was very competitive in the first half, which ended 2-2. However, a second strike from Javoughne McIntosh and Romaine Reynolds' 66th-minute strike pushed Starz Academy home. They are now in a three-way tie on points for third place with Studs and Star Zone Academy.
Three other teams, Hope Village, Silent Hill and Mandeville United, are on three points.